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How do I stay free from smoking once I've completed treatment?

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to quit smoking, and it can be difficult to stay cigarette free once you’ve quit. Realizing that there will be cravings and temptations down the road is key and planning ahead will help. When you have a craving, distract yourself by removing yourself from the situation, calling a friend, or keeping your hands and mouth busy with a healthy snack. Also know that if you have a slip-up, think of it as a one-time mistake and don’t use it as an excuse to resume smoking.

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